Tasmania: The Great Eastern Drive from Launceston to Hobart

Samantha C. Lv. 3 follow
Aug 10, 2018 ·  Australia

What springs to mind when you hear the words “ROAD TRIP”? Ultimate freedom, the excitement of seeing new places every day, playing your favourite road trip tunes? The perfect road trip experience is different for everyone. It could be anything from a few unplanned days of meandering and discovering places and experiences along the way, or a carefully planned trip filled with your must-do moments. But, there’s no doubt that every road-tripper wants them views, scenery and the ‘wow factor’ on their road trip.

Tasmania is home to one of the best road trips on planet Earth – the famous Great Eastern Drive. The whole drive itself is around 200 kilometres along the beautiful, scenic East Coast highway 1 that stretches from Launceston in the north, to Hobart in the south.

The whole journey would take 2.30 hours if you were to drive straight on through. But trust me, you’re going to want to take out 3-4 days for this journey so you have time to stop, discover and experience everything this amazing drive has to offer. The phenomenal journey, which has captured the attention of travellers around the world, is one of inspiration and exhilaration for visitors and travellers as they rave and load their social media accounts with breath-taking pictures of stunning scenery and landscapes.

So what makes this road-trip so incredible? From the wealth of stunning gardens of Launceston to the capital of Tasmania and one of the deepest harbours in the world – Hobart, road-trippers are in awe of the unspoilt natural scenery, paradise beaches, the fantastic walking trails, scenic national parks and special organic farms and vineyards that serve some of the finest seafood and premium wines Tasmania has to offer.

So get out there onto The Great Eastern Drive and make sure you always have your camera ready in hand because you are not going to want to miss a thing!